'Johnny, Timmy and Spike'

By The Cove May 16, 2019

On the 17th of October, Headquarters Forces Command held the Australian Army Wargaming Conference at Victoria Barracks Sydney.

The aim of the conference was to bring together a broad group of experts and interested individuals to discuss the ‘future of wargaming in Army’.

In this presentation, Nick discusses the different personality archetypes of wargaming and how certain traits can be encouraged in our military personnel. He also explains various types of wargames and their associated benefits, such as cooperation, risk/benefit analysis, imagination and decision making.

If you would like to join the ongoing discussion on wargaming, please contact: soldiercove [at] gmail.com.




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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.


One other game you might consider that has a lot to teach about strategic thinking and numerous other areas such as logistics and multilevel cooperation is Eve online. Steven

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